Category - How Food Works

chicago style deep dish pizza

Science of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

If you’ve never been to Chicago, chances are small you have come across Chicago-style deep dish pizza. It’s a pretty regional phenomenon and personally I haven’t seen it outside of the city, whereas in...

Instantpot Duo Plus 9 in 1 front view

Reviewing the InstantPot – Pressure cooking

We never (or barely ever) made chili from dried beans, or made a meat stew during the week or made our own yogurt. All of that changed when we got our InstantPot, a pressure cooker and yogurt maker (that’s the...

chocolate and peanut butter ice cream with pistachio crumb sm

Chocolate and peanut butter dessert

There are few shows I completely follow along with, but I’ve been watching Masterchef Australia since the start. None of the other version (US, UK, Dutch) have made it to my playlist. The show has a good...

bright crispy chicken skins

Science of crispy foods – Crispy chicken skin

We humans like crispy foods. Whether it’s munching on a potato chip, cracking through some crispy pork belly or enjoying a crispy bread crust, somehow we crave for it. There’s a reason chefs (and contestants...

whisky glasses and vessel

How whisk(e)y gets its flavour

What’s the similarity between vanilla ice cream and whisky? Any clue? It’s the vanilla. Whisky often contains vanilla flavours, just like ice cream does. But no vanilla bean has been added to whisky of...

bacon and eggs, fried on a cast-iron griddle

Stop your fried egg from sticking on a cast-iron skillet

Bacon and eggs for breakfast, a classic. On a lazy Sunday morning you’ll talk your time to make some. Grab some eggs and slice some bacon. You pre-heat the skillet while doing so and once it’s nice and warm...

oliebollen - dutch donuts - with and without raisins and with icing sugar

What are oliebollen? – The ‘Dutch donut’

Every year, on New Year’s Eve, a pot gets filled with oil and a dough is left to proof on the radiator to make something I wouldn’t make any other day of the year: oliebollen. Oliebollen for me are linked to...